Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this article we look at Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.


Where the heart does not enter; there can be no music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Where the heart does not enter; there can be no music

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Music is an incomparably more powerful means and is a subtler language for expressing the thousand different moments of the soul’s moods.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Music is an incomparably more powerful means and is a subtler language for expressing the thousand different moments of the soul's moods.


To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never to be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never to be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing


Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Madam, you ask me how I compose. I compose sitting down.


Music possesses much richer means of expression and it is a more subtle medium for translating the 1000 shifting moments of the feelings of the soul.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Music possesses much richer means of expression and it is a more subtle medium for translating the 1000 shifting moments of the feelings of the soul.


The muse doesn’t come without being called.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 The muse doesn't come without being called.


I like the plot of The Nutcracker – not at all.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 I like the plot of The Nutcracker - not at all.


After the last notes of Gotterdammerung I felt as though I had been let out of prison

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 After the last notes of Gotterdammerung I felt as though I had been let out of prison

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I have put my whole soul into this work [The Pathetique Symphony] . . . You cannot imagine what joy I feel at the thought that my days are not yet over and that I may still accomplish much.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 I have put my whole soul into this work [The Pathetique Symphony] . . . You cannot imagine what joy I feel at the thought that my days are not yet over and that I may still accomplish much.


What I need is to believe in myself again — for my faith has been greatly undermined; it seems to me my role is over.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 What I need is to believe in myself again — for my faith has been greatly undermined; it seems to me my role is over.


The creative process is like music which takes root with extraordinary force and rapidity

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 The creative process is like music which takes root with extraordinary force and rapidity


If that condition of mind and soul, which we call inspiration, lasted long without intermission, no artist could survive it. The strings would break and the instrument be shattered into fragments.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 If that condition of mind and soul, which we call inspiration, lasted long without intermission, no artist could survive it. The strings would break and the instrument be shattered into fragments.


Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Mozart is the highest, the culminating point that beauty has attained in the sphere of music.


I sit down to the piano regularly at nine-o’clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 I sit down to the piano regularly at nine-o'clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous.


A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.


I feel I shall live a long time.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 I feel I shall live a long time.


Mozart is the musical Christ.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Mozart is the musical Christ.


Even in the works of the greatest master, the organic sequence can fail and then a skillful join must be made.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Even in the works of the greatest master, the organic sequence can fail and then a skillful join must be made. Even in the works of the greatest master, the organic sequence can fail and then a skillful join must be made.


Handel is only fourth rate. He’s not even interesting.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Handel is only fourth rate. He's not even interesting.


Brahms stayed an extra day to hear my [Fifth] Symphony and was very kind … I like his honesty and open-mindedness. Neither he nor the players liked the finale, which I also think rather horrible.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 Brahms stayed an extra day to hear my [Fifth] Symphony and was very kind … I like his honesty and open-mindedness. Neither he nor the players liked the finale, which I also think rather horrible.


It is already a great thing if the main ideas and general outline of a work come without any racking of brains, as the result of that supernatural and inexplicable force we call inspiration.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 It is already a great thing if the main ideas and general outline of a work come without any racking of brains, as the result of that supernatural and inexplicable force we call inspiration.


What I have set down in a moment of ardour I must then critically examine. Sometimes I must do myself violence before I can mercilessly erase things thought out with love.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 What I have set down in a moment of ardour I must then critically examine. Sometimes I must do myself violence before I can mercilessly erase things thought out with love.


When Brahms is in extra good spirits, he sings, The grave is my joy”.”

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 When Brahms is in extra good spirits, he sings, The grave is my joy"."

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